Rockford Attorney Representing Those Accused of Domestic Battery

At Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C., we understand the seriousness of a domestic battery charge. Without the proper defense, such charges can wreak havoc on the lives and reputations of those convicted. While this may be one of the most devastating times in your life, with the aid of an experienced domestic battery attorney you may be able to build a strong case in your favor.

Illinois Law

Under Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2), an individual can be charged with domestic battery if he or she knowingly or without legal justification:

  • causes bodily harm to any family or household member;
  • makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any family or household member.

Domestic battery is classified by the courts as a Class A misdemeanor, provided that the accused has no prior domestic violence conviction. However, if you have previously been convicted of domestic violence, violating an order of protection, attempted murder, sexual harassment, or any other charges of similar nature under this same Code, domestic battery is classified as a Class 4 felony.


We at Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. have experience in defending those who are facing domestic battery charges. Attorney Tengler is skilled in attacking the prosecution's arguments by calling into question the reliability and validity of the evidence. Our goal is to work as effectively as possible to ensure your best possible outcome, whether it is in the form of milder penalties or full dismissal of the charges.

Contact Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C.

If you are facing domestic battery charges and would like more information regarding your options, please feel free to contact our office at 815-515-4168 for a free initial consultation for most cases. Located in Rockford, we handle cases throughout the nearby Illinois areas.